As I’ve been made cruelly aware over the years, foreign policy is way down the list of people’s interests. Even people with an passion for politics have little more than a passing knowledge or interest on the subject. However one phrase everybody would have come across is ‘national interest’....
Following his game-changing ‘One Nation’ speech yesterday, Ed Miliband hosted a question and answer session with his party’s delegates. Another resounding performance would have no doubt, shaken the teacups at CCHQ. A toothy, boyish smile accompanied a Q+A session peppered with well-received jokes straight off-the-cuff and even laddish football banter....
One Nation. Get used to that phrase: you’ll be hearing and seeing it a lot in the run up to 2015. During last year’s Labour Conference, Ed Miliband delivered a speech so quixotically left-wing that the supposedly right wing media thought he was working undercover for the Tories. ‘Predators and Producers’...
Evidence shows when Government debt is over 90% of GDP growth slows dramatically http://www.nber.org/digest/apr10/w15639.html The UK official national debt keeps plenty of items such as unfunded public sector pension schemes off the books and the UK still has the 8th highest national debt at around 76% of GDP, when considering...
Recently the Tax Payer’s alliance released a large report into the findings of their 2020 tax commission. The full report can be found here http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/home/2012/05/2020-tax-commission-final-report.html, but at 420 odd pages it is a bit of a struggle to read. I have therefore attempted to summarise the report in just...
Too far too fast has become a tide phrase of a party on the wrong side of the argument. Amusingly Labour seem to know they have lost the argument as well as any vestiges of economic credibility that Gordon Brown didn’t sell for cheap along with out Gold Reserves....
A survey from the Think tank ‘Demos’, found that an overwhelming amount of the public supported state controls on how people spend their benefits.   ‘Whilst 6 in 10 people (59%) agreed the government should control what people spend universal credit on, the figure rises sharply for certain recipient groups...
Emma Davis, If you were asked what you thought the leading cause of death was among young men, what would you say? Car accidents? Knife crime? Would you be surprised to learn that every year more young men die by suicide than any other cause of death? Think about it. This...

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Charlie-Marie Granby,  Facebook. The very pair of sly syllables which inadvertently dance off one’s tongue on a day to day basis. Now before I begin, I shan’t lie to you, I blog, I tweet, I update my Facebook status. But who doesn’t? However, it must be a shock for our grandparents,...
Kaya Purchase, Polly Jane Harvey’s latest album, ‘Let England Shake’ has indeed sent seismic waves across Britain’s culture. It deals with topical issues, captures the conditions of war and boldly confronts British politics. It is an album very much rooted in the here and now. Yet in the midst of...

Political Comment

Is it time to separate Church and State?

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For many, separating Church and State seems like common sense, and in the UK, such constitutional reforms...

The sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine row

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This week, the EU apparently signalled a major departure from its previously held dogma on free markets,...

Four Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling Commission

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is one of those regulatory bodies that often gets it in the...

An Ode to America Lost

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In the early afternoon of the 7th January 2021, a salmagundi of thugs, conspiracy theorists and neo-nazis,...

Be Kind… Or Else!

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It’s December 2019 and Caroline Flack tweeted: “If you can be anything, be kind.” By February 2020,...

Trump has lost the battle but is winning the war

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As I write this, the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election is not yet fully known....

A Response to Gerald Warner

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Earlier this month Gerald Warner explained on the Reaction website why Joe Biden’s candidacy for the US...

How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?

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Social media has influenced our lives in ways we can’t even fathom, but never does it seem...